George Lucas is wrong about the future of cinema,” says Matthew Meyeretto, in a reference to this morning’s item sourced from Lloyd Grove. “The reason people still go to theaters is because of tent-pole pictures. Films like Crash have achieved a nice niche market but they’ll never attract that key market segment of 12-30 year olds that epic tent-poles do. We all know Kong ‘disappointed’ because it was too long and was too much of pet project for Jackson. If he had trimmed an hour off and made a straight monster flick that put the pedal to the metal within ten minutes and didn’t let up (including excising that silly scene of Kong skidding around on the ice in Central Park), it would have grossed $300 million stateside.”